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Wooden Shjips
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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San Francisco based avant noise band, Impuritan will be performing live at Brick and Mortar Hall on April 21st. Do your best to mosey down to the mission district after baking (we assume) all day on 4/20! Desert indie rock band, The Arabs will bring a mellow and creatively angelic style of rock to the stage after The Family Flaw play their revivalist vintage rock to open up a night of pure underground rock and roll.

Have a fun Tuesday night out at Brick and Mortar Music Hall and support independent bands!

April 20, 2015
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Oakland based R&B soul pop band, Antique Naked Soul will be performing tonight at New Parish in support of the Oakland based soul band, Fantastic Negrito. You might have heard about Fantastic Negrito as he and his musical outfit recently won NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Contest, winning him a lot of media adoration and music industry attention. You can check out why Fantastic Negrito was able to beat out over 7,000 other bands and musicians for NPR'S winning title TONIGHT.

Get there early to check out the San Francisco based soul music and "chakra rock" artist, Nikki Borodi. This may be one of your last chances to see Fantastic Negrito perform in an intimate venue because his career is rising to new heights! Don't miss this show!

April 17, 2015
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The San Francisco based neo psych revivalist band, The Spiral Electric has recently released their debut EP entitled, Upon Your Shore EP. The album opens with a heavy washed out stream of sound that creates waves of low end that includes a bass line dancing around a droney intro before morphing into a new movement of music that resembles the melody style of The Small Faces and The Dandy Warhols. The album meanders into the third track, Take the Drop which draws from a Latin psych style and moves away from highlighting the lead vocals of Clay Andrews, and showcases the band's instrumental psych rock compositional skills. Never Forget is a classic Spiral Electric song that has been played live a number of times. The slow ballad is sure to bring comfort and nostalgia to the band's loyal music community and fans.

The album's final song, Envy takes on the classic Paisley Underground sound mixed with Spiral Electric's subtle flare and their uncanny Brian Jonestown Massacre influence. Upon Your Shore EP is a great debut release that opens a lot of doors for the band to build upon what is already a strong and focused musical foundation.

April 14, 2015
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Oakland based avant classical folk musician, Michael Bang will be performing with his band at Awaken Café in Oakland on April 24th. Michael Bang is a unique string based musician that will surely awaken your appreciation for experimental string music. Even Taylor is much more of a traditional acoustic musician, creating beautifully written folk ballads that are drenched with a smooth melodious voice. Pelicanopolis has a bit of a laid back Lou Reed-esque acoustic style, rounding out this eclectic acoustic line up that will intrigue you if not totally inspire you to make music that is very far left from the mainstream.

April 13, 2015
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Oakland based indie pop artist, Day Wave (also known as Jackson Phillips, who moon lights as one half of the popular electro pop band, Carousel) has released a new single entitled, Drag. This daydreamy modern pop ballad has a light and airy vibe to it, but its lyrical content is basically about being in a bad mood and not wanting to ruin other people's day.

It takes a lot of talent to be able to write about gloomy subject matter and still make a song listenable and likable. Day Wave is very good at that. Take a few spare moments to listen to this new track below:

April 10, 2015
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The San Francisco based psych blues band, Tumbleweed Wanderers have released a new single entitled, Into the Mines. In our humble opinion, Into the Mines is a turning point in the sound of Tumbleweed Wanderers. This crisp, ethereal track is very different from their past collection of music which has a sound that is mainly infused with heavy blues rhythms and psych folk anthems. Into the Mines takes on an experimental indie sound, touching on elemental styles that can be compared to Panda Bear and the early music of The Shins. This is not an insult. In fact, the full and potent production of this new track and the new creative take on the band's general style is impressive and transformative.

Into the Mines is a refreshing track that's going to cleanse your musical palette like orange sorbet on a hot summer's day! This song is the second single from the band's upcoming album, Realize, due out on June 9th. You can receive Into the Mines as a free track if you pre-order the full album, Realize here.

April 08, 2015
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